If the Christian life is a race, have you ever felt like quitting?
This young minister was in trouble under fire and overwhelmed.
Paul, while being imprisoned and facing his own execution for the cause of Christ issues Timothy essentially one charge: DON’T QUIT! Be faithful. Persevere. Endure, Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Keep running. Stay on the track! Finish strong!
In his last known letter, Paul is forging in Timothy a finish-line faith.
We can use this letter to Timothy to shape that kind of resilient faith in our own lives. God doesn’t remove hardship from our lives, but in 2 Timothy, He provides the wisdom needed to overcome hardship. These words gave new strength to Timothy’s faltering faith, and they will shoot adrenaline through your weary soul.
In this readable study, Matt Proctor weaves Biblical teaching with practical principles. As we eavesdrop on Paul’s advice to his beloved son in faith, we too will develop finish-line faith. Like a track coach encouraging his athletes, Proctor urges his readers to remember the importance of our mission, and to rely on God’s strengthening grace to finish strong.
Finish Line Faith has 12 chapters and 233 pages.
About the Author:
Matt Proctor has served as youth minister, preaching minister, Bible college professor and now is president of Ozark Christian College. His writing includes two books, Finish-Line Faith and Victorious, and he serves as contributing editor for Christian Standard magazine as well as president of the 2013 North American Christian Convention. He enjoys reading, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, and traveling widely to preach about Jesus.
Matt is especially grateful to God for his wife Katie and their six children -- Luke, Lydia, Clara, Carl, Conrad and Caroline.